Open to residents and students in Franklin County.
Two categories: Adult and Young Poet (ages 12-18)
Submit up to three poems. Number pages of multi-page poems.
Only unpublished poems may be submitted.
Previous winners (first place) may not submit poems.
Top-placing youth poets may re-submit when they enter a new age category.
Indicate “Adult” or “Young Poet,” and Young Poets write your age on the front
of the sheet where the poem appears, lower right hand corner, circled.
No identifying information on front of sheet, where poem appears; no staples.
On reverse side of each poem, write your name, address, telephone number,
and e-mail address, if available. Poems will not be returned.
Submit on white 8.5 x 11 paper, printed clearly in ink or typed in plain typeface; no markers.
Notification of receipt of entry will be via email, unless SASE is included with entry.
First Prize, Adult: Poet’s Seat Chair for one year and name engraved on plaque;
hand-crafted, poet’s ceramic platter; a night at the Poetry Ridge Bed and Breakfast; and a $20 book store gift certificate.
All other prizes: 2nd and 3rd Place Adult, as well as top 4 Youth Poems
(Youth poems judged in separate categories, ages 12-14 and 15-18):hand-crafted ceramic mug; $20 book store gift certificate.
Pottery courtesy of the Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail potters
Send poems to:
POET’S SEAT CONTEST
Greenfield Public Library
402 Main St.
Greenfield, MA 01301
DEADLINE: MARCH 5th, 2018 (POSTMARK)